Source: FamilyTime Community Cookbook

COUNTRY-STYLE PEPPERED PORK AND BREAD STUFFING
Rating:
Serves: 10 to 12
Prep Time: 0 minutes
Cook Time: 0 minutes

 

 
1 1/2 14- to 15-ounce loaves crusty country-style white bread, cut into 1/3- to 1/2-inch cubes (about 10 cups)
1 tablespoon butter
1 tablespoon olive oil
2 cups chopped onions
2 cups finely chopped celery
2 tablespoons chopped fresh sage
1/2 cup dry white wine
1 pound ground pork
1/2 cup (packed) chopped fresh parsley
1/2 cup (packed) chopped celery, leaves
3 large eggs
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
1 cup (about) canned low-salt chicken broth




Preheat oven to 350°F. Spread bread on 2 large rimmed baking sheets. Bake until golden brown, stirring occasionally, about 30 minutes. Transfer to large bowl.
Melt butter with oil in heavy large skillet over medium-high heat. Add onions and celery and sauté until tender, about 8 minutes. Add sage; saut
 1 minute. Add wine. Boil until wine evaporates, about 1 minute. Add pork and cook until brown and cooked through, breaking up with back of fork, about 4 minutes. Cool slightly. (Bread and pork mixture can be prepared 1 day ahead. Cover separately. Store bread at room temperature; refrigerate pork mixture.)
Stir pork mixture, parsley and celery leaves into bread cubes. Whisk eggs, salt, nutmeg and pepper in medium bowl. Mix into stuffing.

To bake stuffing in Turkey: Loosely fill main turkey cavity with stuffing. Add enough broth to remaining stuffing to moisten lightly (about 1/4 to 1/2 cup, depending on amount of remaining stuffing). Generously butter glass or ceramic baking dish. Spoon remaining stuffing into dish. Cover with buttered foil, buttered side down. Bake stuffing in dish alongside turkey until heated through, about 30 minutes. Uncover stuffing. Bake until top is just crisp and golden, about 15 minutes.

To bake all of stuffing in baking dish: Preheat oven to 350°F. Generously butter 13x9x2-inch square glass or ceramic baking dish. Add enough broth to stuffing to moisten (about 3/4 cup to 1 1/2 cups.) Transfer stuffing to prepared dish. Cover with buttered foil, buttered side down; bake until heated through, about 30 minutes. Uncover and bake until top is crisp and golden, about 20 minutes longer.